Urbin Report

Sunday, June 19, 2005

A damn good question!

The Bookworm asks "If you're a Jew, should you really be voting Democrat anymore?"
She references Dana Milbank's Washington Post article that shows that the anti-Semitism that has been lurking in the fringes of the Democratic party is slowly making its way to the center.
Democrat Rep. John Conyers allowed praise for rank anti-Semitism at a mock hearing he was "presiding over."

Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), who prompted the question by wondering whether the true war motive was Iraq's threat to Israel, thanked McGovern for his "candid answer."

At Democratic headquarters, where an overflow crowd watched the hearing on television, activists handed out documents repeating two accusations -- that an Israeli company had warning of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and that there was an "insider trading scam" on 9/11 -- that previously has been used to suggest Israel was behind the attacks.

Ms. Bookworms sums it up well:
This is no longer the moonbats in the Democratic Underground. This is going on in our Congress, at sessions attended by elected Democratic congressmen.

Please note that is not new behavior for Congressman Moran (democrat-VA). He was quoted in the March 10, 2003 issue of the Washington Post as saying:
"If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this. The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should."